EASY Resizing Photoshop Trick! [Hidden Crop Feature]

In this Photoshop Tip, I’m going to show you how to easily crop and resize an image using the dimensions and resolution of another.

We will use an amazing little-known feature within The Crop Tool.

Let me show you how it works.

Time needed: 3 minutes

How To Use The Crop Tool’s Front Image Command

  1. Open Both Images

    Open the two documents in Photoshop.

  2. Go to the Image Whose Dimensions You Want to Copy

    Go to the tab that contains the image whose size and resolution you would like to copy.

  3. Select the Crop Tool and Choose “Front Image” from the Crop Size Menu.

    From the Toolbar, select the Crop Tool. In the Options bar, click on the drop-down, and select “Front Image.” The “Front Image” command will copy the dimensions and resolution of the current photo onto the Crop Tool.

  4. Go to the Second Document, and Crop Your Image.

    The Crop Tool will be active with the dimensions and resolution of the first image. No matter how large or small you make your crop, the result will always be the dimensions and resolution that you set on the Front Image!

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Willem van der Post

Hi Jesus
Thanks for yet another helpful tut. The question I have is whether one could apply this technique to upsize an image without any loss of quality?
Thanks again for these tuts – truly a wonderful source of information.